Professional liability lawyer appointed partner for Kennedys’ Bristol office as it fully reopens

October 14, 2021
Professional liability lawyer appointed partner for Kennedys’ Bristol office as it fully reopens

International law firm Kennedys has strengthened its presence in Bristol with the appointment of a new partner to the office it opened in the city in 2019. Laura Hurst, pictured, a senior associate in the firm’s London professional liability division, has been promoted to partner as part of a...

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Online cider shop gets taste for growth with help from recovery loan scheme

October 14, 2021
Online cider shop gets taste for growth with help from recovery loan scheme

Independent drinks retailer Bristol Cider Shop is the latest firm in the city to benefit from a government-backed loan scheme to help businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic. The £31,600 will help the firm relocate to a larger warehouse and take advantage of growing online market opportunities. ...

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US TV networks snap up hit animation series based on director’s schooldays in Portishead

October 13, 2021
US TV networks snap up hit animation series based on director’s schooldays in Portishead

A comedy animation show based on an 11 year old’s time at a secondary school near Bristol is to be screened in the US under a deal struck by city-based independent production company Wildseed Studios. The 20-episode series, originally commissioned by Sky Kids and produced by BAFTA-winning Wildseed Studios, is...

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University of Bristol starts deep tech pre-incubator in quest to create more quantum start-ups

October 13, 2021
University of Bristol starts deep tech pre-incubator in quest to create more quantum start-ups

A pre-incubator programme to support new quantum, engineering and scientific technology companies has been launched by the University of Bristol. The university already has a strong track record in contributing to the development of the UK quantum industry, having helped originate a third of all UK quantum start-ups.  Its...

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Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

October 13, 2021
Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming is to put a new environmental, social and governance strategy at the heart of the firm following it joining the UK’s largest membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, is undertaking what it called “a thorough, diagnostic...

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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

October 12, 2021
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Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has continued to develop its staff by appointing two new partners, three senior associates and seven associates in its annual promotions round. The new partners are Emily Prout, a dispute resolution specialist and head of the firm’s contentious probate...

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Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

October 11, 2021
Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

West of England businesses are warning that the economic recovery from the pandemic is at risk due to growing inflationary pressures and worker shortages. A third of the 250-plus firms taking part in the latest quarterly survey by regional business group Business West said they had to increase their prices...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 11, 2021
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Monday October 11 Interims:  XP Power Economic announcements: Manufacturing production, Gross domestic product, Industrial production, Index of services, Balance of trade Tuesday October 12 Finals: DX, Maestrano Group, YouGov Economic announcements: Retail sales, Unemployment count, Claimant rate count  Wednesday October 13 Final: Applied Graphene Materials Interims: Angling Direct, Sanderson Design Group Trading announcement: Marstons...

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Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

October 11, 2021
Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

A key development scheme described as a once in a generation opportunity for Bristol has taken a step forward following a funding approval by Bristol City Council’s cabinet. The regeneration of Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh could create 22,000 new jobs, up to 10,000 new homes and boost...

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